• 358

    Saturday 25 June 1966, 5.05-5.35pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Susan Maughan, Betty Marsden, Denny Piercy, Gene Pitney


    Casting voter: Suzanne Varney


    Producer: Terry Henebery


    Records played:
    Aggravation – Chris Curtis
    Come and Get Me – Jackie DeShannon
    Just Outside The Door – Frugal Sound
    To Show I Love You (Hatch) – Peter and Gordon
    I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love – Petula Clark
    Can I Trust You – Bachelors
    I’m Me – Blossom Dearie
    Willow Tree – Ivy League


    No show 2 July 1966 because of Wimbledon and Test Match

  • 377

    Saturday 26 November 1966, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Eric Burdon, Virginia Ironside, Cleo Laine, Brian Matthew


    Casting voter: Dave Russon


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Records played:
    Knight In Rusty Armour – Peter & Gordon (Columbia)
    That’s Life – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    Walk With Faith In Your Heart – Bachelors (Decca)
    You Keep Me Hangin’ On – Supremes (Tamla-Motown)
    There Won’t Be Many Comin’ Home – Roy Orbison (London)
    East West – Herman’s Hermits (Columbia)
    She’s Coming To Me (D & T O’Brien) – O’Brien Brothers (Major Minor)

  • 251

    Saturday 23 May 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Stratford Johns, Jean Metcalfe, Lance Percival, Polly Perkins


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Can You Do It – Contours (Stateside) MISS
    Nobody I Know – Peter and Gordon (Columbia) HIT
    Funny Things – Redcaps (Decca) MISS
    Hello Dolly – Louis Armstrong (London) HIT
    Ramona – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Near You – Migil Five (Pye) HIT
    Keep On Lovin’ Me – Kaye Sisters (Philips) MISS

  • 261

    Saturday 1 August 1964, 5.40-6.05pm

    (Recorded 25 July)


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Judy Cornwell, Ray Martine, Ringo Starr


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Thinking Of You Baby – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT
    Don’t It Make You Feel Good – Overlanders (Pye) HIT
    It’s For You – Cilla Black (Parlophone) HIT
    Move It Baby – Simon Scott (Parlophone) HIT
    I Wouldn’t Trade You For The World – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Not For Me – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) MISS
    A Summer Song – Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde (United Artists) MISS


    Jeremy Clyde: “I remember Ringo saying, ‘This will be big in America but it’s too sweet for England’ and he was right as it was our biggest record in America and went gold. I suppose it was an early example of what they now call Adult Contemporary Music in Music in America.”

    George and Ringo filmed appearances on same day
    There is a photo of Ringo holding up a Miss disc. (Schaffer book)

  • 279

    Saturday 5 December 1964, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Diahann Carroll, Vic Lewis, Pete Murray, Sandie Shaw


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    No Arms Can Ever Hold You – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    How Soon – Jackie Trent (Pye) MISS
    Genie With The Light Brown Lamp – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    I Think I’m Goin’ Out Of My Head – Dodie West (Decca) MISS
    Ferry ’Cross The Mersey – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    Funny Girl – Barbra Streisand (CBS) MISS


    Sandie Shaw: “I was awful as a panellist. Quite scathing. ‘No, don’t like that. Rubbish. It’ll never be a hit.’ And then that person would come out from behind the screen so it was quite embarrassing.”

  • 199

    Saturday 25 May 1963


    Panel: Eva Bartok, Sam Costa, Jimmy Henney, Nancy Spain

    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Faraway Places – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Don’t Try To Fight It Baby – Eydie Gorme (CBS) MISS
    You Can Never Stop Me Loving You – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Hoe Down – Johnny Dankworth (Fontana) MISS
    Falling – Roy Orbison (London) HIT
    It’s My Party – Lesley Gore (Mercury) MISS
    Why Do We Have To Wait So Long – Adam Wade (Columbia) HIT
    That’s How Heartaches Are Made – Julie Grant (Pye) MISS
    On The Scene – Les Reed (Pye) HIT
    Don’t Try To Change Me – Crickets (Liberty) HIT
    Soulville – Dinah Washington (Columbia) HIT

  • 210

    Saturday 10 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Carole Carr, Ted King, Barbara Windsor +1


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    I Won’t Miss You – Dev Douglas (Parlophone) MISS
    I Want To Stay Here – Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme (CBS) HIT
    Accidents Will Happen – Patsy Ann Noble (Columbia) HIT
    It’s All In The Game – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    When The Saints Go Marching In – Pinky & Perky (Columbia) MISS
    Let Me Tell You – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Whispering – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Running To You – Mark Wynter (Pye) HIT
    Whisper Wonderful Words – Christine Quaife (Oriole) MISS
    I Do – Chris Ravel & The Ravers (Decca) MISS
    Steptoe And Son – Joe Loss & his Orchestra (HMV) HIT


    Mark was behind the screen

    Chubby Checker might be the other panel member.

    Cliff Richard was in the 100th edition of Thank Your Lucky Stars.

    Disc-jockey David Jacobs a little disappointed with Beatles’ new single.
    NME, 16 August 1963

  • 178

    Saturday 22 December 1962


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Sheila Hancock, David Tomlinson +1
    Sheila Hancock appearing in Rattle Of A Simple Man at Garrick
    David Tomlinson still appearing in Boeing-Boeing


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    He Thinks I Still Care – Jaye P Morgan (MGM) HIT
    How Much Is That Doggie In The Window – Baby Jane & the Rockabyes (United Artists) HIT
    If This Should Be A Dream – Christine Campbell (Parlophone) MISS
    Theme From The Dick Powell Show – Tony Hatch (Pye) HIT
    White Christmas – Nina & Frederick (Columbia) HIT
    Gospel Theme – Ted Heath ((Decca) HIT
    Charmaine – Bachelors (Decca) MISS
    Pitter Pitter Patter – Jimmy Charles (Windsor) MISS

  • 230

    Saturday 28 December 1963


    Panel: Polly Elwes, Matt Monro, Jimmy Savile +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman (5-4)


    Records played:
    My Baby Left Me – Dave Berry (Decca) HIT
    Dumb Head – Sharades (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Blame Me – Frank Ifield (Columbia) MISS
    I Just Don’t Understand – Cresters (HMV) HIT
    As Usual – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    Song Of Mexico – Tony Meehan (Decca) MISS
    I’m Talkin’ About You – Jackie Lynton (Piccadilly) HIT
    My Special Dream – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    Diana – Bachelors (Decca) MISS


    Dumb Head also recorded by Ginny Arnell. Judging by ad in RR, KPM had faith in this song. It was produced by Joe Meek and the Sharades were the Ladybirds.

    Matt’s wife Mickie had given him a special present for Christmas – Craig Douglas’ version of From Russia With Love.